Future Perspectives on the Economic Development of Asia

Future Perspectives on the Economic Development of Asia

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The future growth and development of Asia — the most dynamic economic region in the world today — will have important implications for the rest of the global economy. This book offers a futuristic perspective of a wide array of developmental challenges and opportunities facing Asian economies over the next two decades. The future is approached from several different developmental paradigms including technological change and innovation, regional cooperation within Asia and between Asia and the West, poverty reduction, ethics and corruption, and environmental challenges. Future prospects for the two giant economies of China and India are also explored. By offering a comprehensive look at the medium-term future of Asia from such a wide range of different viewpoints, this fascinating book will interest economists, social scientists, politicians, international investment managers and the general public alike.

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Reflecting on how to write on such a broad topic as the future of Asia's economy, Dowling (Singapore Management U., Singapore) settled on seven major topical issues he considered the most important for Asian economists and policy makers to focus on over the coming decades, each of which earns a chapter in this book. The first six major topics are: economic growth and technological change; regional cooperation; globalization, particularly the interface between industrial economies in North America and Europe and the developing countries of Asia; poverty and income distribution, particularly in South Asia; corruption and the ethical foundations of government; and the environmental impact of economic activities. The final chapter focuses on the giant economies of China and India and reviews agriculture, industry, foreign trade, exchange rates, special economic zone developments and polices, environmental issues, financial sector issues, labor markets, and population developments and policies. It also includes a comparison of the two countries from the perspectives of aggregate and sectoral economic growth potential, environmental impact, international trade, poverty and income distribution, financial sector performance, and savings and investment. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2008
ISBN: 9789812779823
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 540 pages) : illustrations
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